SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

May 24, 2005 23:00 ET

Major Military Customer Chooses Norsat

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2005 -- Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTC BB: NSATF) announced today that the Company has shipped portable satellite terminals for use by a military organization in Asia. The terminals are expected to enable high data-rate communications among bases. The size of the order is approximately $350,000.

"We are extremely pleased with the latest contract. This represents a landmark win for Norsat. It is the first major deal with a military organization outside of the U.S.," said Mr. Bill Coyne, President and CEO of Norsat International, Inc.

About Norsat International Inc.

Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets satellite products for high-speed data transmission. For more than 25 years, Norsat has built a strong reputation in the field of satellite technology by providing its customers with innovative products and has now sold over 2.5 million products in 87 countries around the world. Norsat's latest innovation is the Norsat OmniLink™ line of portable satellite terminal products that provide rapidly deployable broadband satellite data and video connectivity in areas where traditional communications infrastructure is insufficient, damaged, or non-existent.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to general economic conditions, changes in technology, reliance on third party manufacturing, managing rapid growth, global sales risks, limited intellectual property protection and other risks and uncertainties described in Norsat's public filings with securities regulatory authorities.

Contact Information

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    Bill Coyne
    Norsat International Inc.
    President and CEO
    Phone: 604-292-9000
    Fax: 604-292-9011
    300 - 4401 Still Creek Drive
    Burnaby, British Columbia
    Canada V5C 6G9